Could the entire Senate be on the verge of flipping?
Michael Barone thinks it's a possibility, now that Indiana's Evan Bayh has announced his "passion for serving the people" has "waned".
A quick search lists the following Democrats who have bailed out over the last couple of months in order to pursue "other interests" or "spend more time with their families".
• Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN)
• Rep. Patrick (Patches) Kennedy (D-RI)
• Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
• Rep. Vern Tincher (D-IN)
• Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND)
• Rep. Brian Baird (D-WA)
• Sen. Roland Burris (D-IL)
Which presumably means they've found other ways to fleece taxpayers.
Update: "Yikes, this wasn’t very considerate, was it?: 'Bayh’s decision will set Dems scrambling for a replacement. The deadline to file to reach the ballot is Friday, meaning any Dem considering running for the seat must make a decision quickly.'"
Whoever wrote that is out of their tree. He was the favorite to win and was ahead by 20 points.[url=http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/32844.html[/url]
As well as being a vocal critic of Obama's policies. He's not for stealing anyone's $$.
And, no, I'm not a supporter of Bayh. Just educated on the issues.
Need to get some education prior to shooting oneself in the foot, poster.
Gee, chief, can I point you to the newfangled tool called "Google" which reveals the facts:
A new Rasmussen Reports survey shows Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., locked in a virtual tie with two top potential Republican opponents.
Using a DailyKos poll, by the way, is a little like employing a Magic Eight Ball, only without the entertainment value.
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